Pioneer Life - Learning Activities for Kids @Education Possible With these hands-on activities middle school students can learn about daily life on the American frontier.
How to Make Butter in a Jar
One of the greatest things about reading Little House on the Prairie with children is introducing topics such as resourcefulness and conservation. Items like pens and blank paper were luxuries not readily available to the Ingalls family.
Pioneer Activity - Make maple snow candy when learning about pioneer life. Check out how to make it @ Tina's Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Pioneer Day crafts activities and other recipes
candle dipping and many more great pioneer ideas
Pan for gold. Like the use of mini pie tins with holes in them.
Panning for GOLD! spray paint rocks gold poke holes in a pie plate fill a kiddie pool with dirty water and "gold" and let kids pan for gold.
Panning for Gold - Kids collect rocks and paint them hide them in sand and use sifters to "pan for gold"
Westward Expansion - Pan for Gold